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X48 Motherboard Comparison, Part 2

Documentation & Software Quick Installation Guide
Bonus Software Guide
Dolby Home Theater promo card with sticker
Connector Diagram Sticker Kit
CIR and eSATA promo card
Promo Door Tag
Game "Ghost Recon 2: Advanced Warfighter"
Motherboard Driver CD (Windows Vista)
Hardware 1x 80-conductor Ultra ATA cable, Round
1x SATA Data Cable
1x Northbridge Fan Mount
1x Southbridge Nameplate
1x I/O Panel Shield

Our installation kit included a large variety of documentation but just enough cables to install one SATA hard drive and two Ultra ATA optical drives! This “Reviewers Kit” might not represent everything included in retail boxes, however, as the company also left out the game “Ghost Recon 2” that the box says will be included with retail units.

x48 motherboard comparison

Also included are a Northbridge fan bracket and a Southbridge badge. The bracket doesn’t include a fan, but one will be required in systems that lack adequate airflow around the Northbridge sink. The Southbridge badge will actually inhibit airflow, which is probably why Intel leaves it up to the builder to decide whether or not it should be installed.

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